Gynecomastia – Male Breast Reduction London
Gynecomastia presents with a swelling of the breast in males due to an imbalance of the hormones. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly.
Although gynecomastia is not a serious disease, many boys and men understandably find it difficult to cope with the condition in their personal and social life and therefore seek my help.
Newborns may be affected as a result of physiologic changes in hormone levels. In this case gynecomastia may go away on its own by the time of about age 20 (this timing can vary). However if it persists, then you might benefit from medication or surgery.
Symptoms of Gynecomastia:
Nipple discharge in one or both breasts
Natural changes with time:
Gynecomastia in infants. During the last trimester of pregnancy the mother’s estrogen pass to the baby, both male and female babies, and thus more than 50% of male new born children present enlarged breasts. The condition will typically disappear within 3 to 4 weeks after birth.
Gynecomastia in puberty. Gynecomastia caused by hormone changes during puberty is also frequently seen. Generally, the condition will disappear within 2 to 3 years after puberty.
Gynecomastia in men. The prevalence of gynecomastia peaks again between the ages of 50 and 69. It is estimated that 1 in 4 men in this age group are affected.
Male breast reduction, or Gynaecomastia correction, is a common procedure for men who wish to remove any excess, hard-to-shift and unwanted chest fat.
Gynecomastia has few physical complications, but it can definitely cause psychological or emotional problems.